Undrafted, rookie defenseman Matt Konan(6) looks to have all the attributes of a player that will one day make it full-time onto an NHL roster. Philadelphia Flyers think so too, as they signed the big-boy (6’4″ 190 lbs.), able puck-moving blue liner to a three-year entry level contract through the 2014/2015 season.
The 21-year old started with their farm team, Adirondack Phantoms but was left off the roster as he was rehabbing a sports hernia that occurred over the summer.
Called up as the AHL team kept losing d-men to injuries and illness, he stepped right in and was a difference maker.
After being featured in five games in the upper league, contributing a pair of assists, the first year player shows no signs of giving up his spot.